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Global Pest Management Coalition Announces World Pest Day 2024 Celebration

Global Solutions, Local Impact: Mapping Success in Pest Management

Fairfax, VA – May 20, 2024 – The Global Pest Management Coalition (GPMC) is excited to announce the celebration of World Pest Day on June 6, 2024. Recognized as a global event since its inception in 2017, World Pest Day aims to raise awareness about the critical role of pest management in protecting public health, food safety, and the environment.

This year, World Pest Day will be highlighted during the Global Public Health & Food Safety Summit, which takes place from June 4-6, 2024, in Miami, Florida. The summit, presented by the Confederation of European Pest Management Associations (CEPA), the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), and the Federation of Asian and Oceania Pest Managers Associations (FAOPMA), will feature dedicated programming to honor this significant day.

Goals of World Pest Day:

  • Increase public, government, and media awareness of the essential role pest management organizations play in safeguarding public health.
  • Project the professional image of the pest management industry.
  • Promote the use of professional pest management in a scientific and socially responsible manner.
  • Highlight the significant threats posed by small pests.

The theme for this year's World Pest Day is "Global Solutions, Local Impact: Mapping Success in Pest Management." This theme underscores the importance of both global collaboration and local action in achieving successful pest management outcomes.

To enhance the celebration, the GPMC will launch new content on the coalition website ( This platform will showcase case studies from member organizations, highlighting success stories and innovative solutions in pest management from around the world.

The GPMC serves as a centralized lead for World Pest Day, bringing together pest management organizations worldwide to promote best practices and raise awareness about the industry's impact on public health and safety. Through events like World Pest Day, the Coalition aims to foster a greater understanding and appreciation of the vital work performed by pest management professionals.

For more information about World Pest Day and the Global Public Health & Food Safety Summit, please visit and

Join us this June to celebrate World Pest Day and contribute to the global dialogue on pest management's role in protecting our communities and environment.

About the Global Pest Management Coalition:

The mission of the Global Pest Management Coalition is to provide a unified voice across the globe promoting the value of pest management in ensuring the protection of health, home, food and businesses.


Wanted - Pest Control Sales Technician

Become part of an innovative, medium size business providing commercial and residential
pest control with a focus on environmentally friendly and cruelty free alternatives implementing the latest technologies.

Having been established for over a decade and working towards Predator Free 2050, it is time to expand our team based at our pleasant working premises just South of Rotorua.

Our work shed and office is based at 50 State Highway 5, Whakarewarewa, Rotorua 3073.

We are looking for a person with a can-do attitude and the confidence to help with our increasing workload. The position is versatile and challenging, with a lot of room for personal input and growth. You will find your efforts appreciated from the start and for the person with the right skills to complement our team, there will be rewards and opportunities to advance further. 

The work involves a mix of one-off jobs and visits to regular clients, from small tasks, for example cockroach, spider, ant and flea treatments to complex projects, such as heat treatments, the installation of 24/7 monitoring devices, bed bug elimination, rodent and bird control, as well as specialty MPI jobs.

If you have the following qualifications, please send us your application:
• New Zealand Certificate in Pest Operations (Level 3) (Urban Pest Control) or Australian Unit Standards CPPUPM3005, CPPUPM3006, CPPUPM301
• Familiarity with workflow programs such as Formitize, Xero, Cin7 or similar will be necessary
• Understanding of technology such as 24/7 monitoring NB-IoT, or Cat-M1 is an advantage

If the following also sounds like you, we will be keen to meet you:
• Naturally paying attention to detail, organized, clean and tidy
• Capable of multiple tasking, meeting time lines and prioritizing jobs
• Curious to learn about new products, methods and services
• Good oral and written communication skills, as well as phone manner
• 3 + years’ experience in working as a technician in the field
• 3 + years’ sales experience within the pest control industry 
• Hands on with day-to-day tasks and able to supervise the team in absence of management
• Interested in nationwide sales, special projects and services
• Comfortable to work unsupervised in a small team, reliable and trustworthy
• Keen to get every job done well and happy to go the extra mile
• Police certificate and clean record necessary

In return we are offering a pay package that includes the use of a company van and a mobile phone. Starting wage $30.00 per hour. The position we offer is full time with a minimum of 40 hours per week.

Applicants for this position require NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa and a full driver’s licence.

Please email your application to or send it via mail to 50 State Highway 5, Rotorua 3073 including the following information: 

Handwritten cover letter, CV with photo, minimum of 3 x job related references, start date ASAP. 
Applications close: 31 May 2024






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